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Manager, Vendor Programs

Mississauga, ON L5T2J1

Posted: 10/12/2023 Employment Type: Full-Time Specialization: Operations Job Number: 29439 Salary / Pay Rate: $110,000.00

Job Description

Our client, a large, well-established Retailer, is looking for a dynamic and strategic thinking Manager, Vendor Programs to join their team.

Please note that this role is 5-days on-site based in the west GTA.

  • Partnering with internal & external stakeholders to assess, develop and/or enhance vendor programming within retail locations
  • Analyze & manage in-store product and service requirements ensuring partnerships are aligned with business objectives
  • Assess and identify strengths & opportunities in current vendor selection process
  • Provide recommendations and manage the implementation of new and updated vendor processes
  • Participate in negotiations with internal & external stakeholders with regards to vendor agreements, ensuring key objectives & budget requirements are met
  • Develop & manage communication with retail locations outlining product & service offerings, upcoming promotions, and other information as needed to inform decision-making and increase participation as a whole
  • Managing reporting & analysis of vendor programs to ensure KPIs are being met, to evaluate vendor compliance, and to oversee budgeting & forecasting
  • Presenting an annual summary of vendor programming (strengths, opportunities and recommendations) to the Board of Directors
  • Create & implement retail store support program for vendor service related issues
  • Work alongside Retail Management to assess individual store performance, assess strengths & gaps for non-participation and providing strategic solutions to enhance programs

Skills & Knowledge
  • Minimum 5 years progressive experience in Vendor Program Management or Retail Buying
  • University Degree and/or College Diploma in Business Administration
  • Demonstrated skills in marketing, business analytics, reporting and financial analysis
  • A true people person & relationship builder - must have a strong passion for working and communicating with diverse groups of people on a daily basis
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Very high attention to detail

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